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Rangers rescue deer from ravine in New River Gorge national park

The deer was first observed on a ledge in a crevice on the rim of the gorge.
Rangers in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve reported rescuing a deer from a deep ravine near the park's towering cliffs Friday,...

Harpers Ferry closes some climbing areas to protect falcons

Falcons soar above the cliffs that overlook Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
After raising the first successful fledgling at Harpers Ferry in 70 years, a pair of peregrine falcons have returned once again to nest on...

Harpers Ferry park proposes closure of Maryland Heights parking

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
National Park Service officials say that after careful consideration they propose permanently closing parking areas at Maryland Heights at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The...

Harpers Ferry and nearby national parks to cull deer herds

Maryland Heights, rises above the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
The National Park Service will conduct deer management at national park areas at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and in nearby Virginia and Maryland through...

Autumn hunting regs in New River Gorge national park unchanged

Hunting is permitted in parts of the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. (Photo courtesy Julian Hanslmaier)
Hunting regulations in the newly established New River Gorge National Park & Preserve will remain unchanged for the autumn 2021 hunting season, despite the...

New River Gorge National Park officials warn to expect crowds

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
Summer operating hours at the newly dedicated New River Gorge National Park and Preserve will go into effect on June 12, and park officials...

Smoke at new national park at Grandview no cause for concern

A member of the fire management team at Grandview tends a prescribed burn.
Smoke and flame rising from the central region of America's newest national park later this spring should not be cause for concern, park officials...

NPS to close restrooms, campgrounds in southern W.Va.

New River from Thunder Buttress, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
The National Park Service will temporarily close its restrooms and campgrounds on the New, Gauley, and Bluestone rivers in southern West Virginia in response...

NPS to close Canyon Rim Visitor Center in face of virus

The sun sets beyond the New River Gorge Bridge in southern West Virginia. (Photo courtesy Wendy Parks Scott)
Officials at the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia will temporarily close the Canyon Rim Visitor Center, its primary visitor...

Park service may shuttle visitors while Potomac bridge is repaired

The footbridge over the Potomac at Harpers Ferry was damaged during a derailment (at left). NPS Photo: Autumn Cook
National Park Service officials may consider shuttling hikers and visitors between Harpers Ferry and Maryland Heights while a bridge over the Potomac River there...

Entrance fees to Harpers Ferry to increase January 1

Historic Harpers Ferry teeters on the edge of spring. (Photo: National Park Service)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will increase its entrance fees on January 1, 2020, as part of the National Park Service’s ongoing efforts to...

Maryland Heights Trail closes weekdays for tree maintenance

Maryland Heights, as seen from Loudon Heights, rises at the southern terminous of South Mountain at the Potomac River.
One of America's favorite hiking trails will be closed weekdays through mid-October while diseased trees are removed, according to officials from the National Park...


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